Hi Crochet addict
My WLE/SNB was day case and all I took was (on the advice of my bcn as a just incase) - nightie, clean nicks and a toothrush in case an emergency overnight stay was needed.
Never used of course! - so I had my kindle and my phone. Didn't bother with dressing gown and slippers as most of the time in own clothes until gowned and soxed ready for op and as all ladies together didn't need a dressing gown for the odd trip to the loo and used shoes as slipper substitute. A cardie might be useful just to slip on top if a bit chilly
Didn't spend much time in gown after op as was up and dressed and out the door in a couple of hours
You may need a bra you can get on easily for afterwards - I couldn't wear a normal bra for a couple of months till the snb scar settled so lived in crop tops which I could pull up from floor if necessary
HTH and best of luck
I am sorry that you are having a bad day today, a lot of it can probably be put down to the aneasthetic which stays in your system for a while and can cause you to feel low and tearful. You may find, in your own time, that counselling will help you to come to terms with what has happened, it can help to talk to someone who is not connected to you in any way so you do not have to worry about upsetting anyone.
Just wanted to send you a nice gentle hug
Having a bad day today, lots and lots of tears. Going to see nurse on 21st to have dressing off, I don't see surgeon for results till 28th(which is hard to bear) and appointment for prothesis on 25th January. Got a blow dry booked at hairdresser this afternoon as I can't cope with the hairdryer. Feeling very low, keep being told to have counselling but the last thing I can do is talk about it, or look at it.
Hi crochet addict, So good you don't have to wait another week, the waiting was the worst part for me I think. I was in hospital for two nights and I found my pack of baby wipes most useful, also a 'Take a Break' magazine, cheesy, but the little puzzles were just enough to keep the fuzzy brain cells occupied!
I had my drain removed today, by the district nurse! wow! ouch!!!
Now I am bathed, dressed, got my softie in place and starting to feel more like my old self!
Hi, Mrs G, Hope all is well with you and you don't have to have the drains for much longer, mine was really hurting where it went in, such a relief to have it gone!
@Reddi thoughts are with you with the op, hope everything goes well. xx
essexgirly2 & MrsG1962 hope you are both recovering well. xx
I have just had a phone call from the hospital they have a cancellation for this thursday, I am over the moon only tomorrow to get through as apposed to another week. I'm only in for the day and my hospital letter might not arrive, apart from taking the obvious slippers, dressing gown can anyone recommend anything else to take. xxx
@crochet addict What a drag! Will you get to meet your new surgeon this week? I hope so.
@Magsv You're welcome!
@MrsG1962 A second thank-you for the Cancer Research pointer -- I suspect I won't finish hand-stitching my eye mask by Wednesday (can't find the elastic I bought for the strap!), so bought a plush back-up. Worst case, I find the elastic and sew up a storm and my OH gets it in his stocking.
@essexgirly2 & MrsG1962 Hope you're both cosily resting and recuperating.